Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Mid- to Senior Level Corporate Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The candidate will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • at least 4 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in corporate, commercial, and oil and gas law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate’s experience will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Experience leading teams in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and marketing arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com. We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Sociétaire, droit des sociétés, intermédiaire ou sénior (Montréal)

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE

Pour notre bureau de Montréal en pleine croissance, nous cherchons un avocat en droit des sociétés, de niveau intermédiaire ou sénior, dont la pratique sera axée sur les fusions et acquisitions, le capital d’investissement privé et le financement bancaire. Dans la cadre de ses fonctions, le candidat retenu travaillera étroitement avec les avocats en droit des sociétés à Montréal et dans nos autres bureaux afin de réaliser des mandats dynamiques et stimulants pour la clientèle diversifiée de Torys. Le candidat retenu démontrera une attitude positive, une affinité exceptionnelle pour le service à la clientèle et un sens aigu de l’éthique professionnelle. Il devra posséder d’excellentes références.

PROFIL RECHERCHÉ

Expérience et compétences du candidat idéal :

  • Expérience professionnelle – au moins de 3 à 6 années de pratique dans un cabinet juridique canadien d’envergure ou il aura été notamment exposé aux types de mandats  suivants :
    • transactions générales en droit des sociétés / commerciales;
    • transactions diverses touchant le capital d’investissement privé et le capital de risque, opérations de fusions et acquisitions de sociétés publiques et privées, la mise en place de fonds de capital-investissement, le financement bancaire, ainsi que les placements de titres de sociétés ouvertes et fermées;
    • dossiers touchant une clientèle diversifiée issue de multiples secteurs d’activité, notamment des sociétés canadiennes et internationales, des gestionnaires de fonds privés et (ou) des investisseurs institutionnels, des institutions financières, des entités gouvernementales, des sociétés publiques, des entreprises émergentes, etc.
  • Membre en règle du Barreau du Québec (l’inscription au Barreau d’une province de common law est un atout, sans constituer une exigence);
  • Excellentes aptitudes de communication orale et écrite, en français et en anglais;
  • Solides compétences analytiques, techniques, juridiques et en rédaction;
  • Compétences organisationnelles exceptionnelles et souci du détail;
  • Grand sens du professionnalisme, fortes aptitudes pour les relations interpersonnelles et volonté de collaborer avec les collègues et le personnel des clients;
  • Capacité de travailler tant de manière indépendante qu’en équipe pour établir la priorité des tâches et pour respecter les échéances dans un milieu en évolution rapide;
  • Personnalité s’adaptant aisément à l’ambiguïté et au changement, notamment aux priorités changeantes et aux calendriers évolutifs;
  • Aptitude à travailler selon un horaire souple pour répondre aux besoins de la clientèle;
  • Excellent jugement.

POSER VOTRE CANDIDATURE

Nous invitons les candidates et les candidats intéressés à transmettre leur candidature en toute confidentialité à Georgia Brown, chef du recrutement des professionnels juridiques et de la diversité, par courriel : gbrown@torys.com.

Cliquez ici pour présenter votre candidature en ligne.

Nous favorisons un milieu de travail inclusif et accessible, et nous nous engageons à offrir notre soutien aux candidats et aux membres du cabinet en situation de handicap. Si vous nécessitez des mesures d’aménagement à toute étape du processus de recrutement, veuillez contacter Georgia Brown.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid-level to senior corporate lawyer to join our growing Montréal office with a focus on M&A, private equity and debt financing. Working closely with corporate lawyers in Montréal and across our other offices, this role will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging and dynamic work for Torys’ diverse client base. The successful candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 3 – 6 years of practice experience at a top Canadian law firm, with exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions;
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including debt and private equity deals, public and private M&A matters, fund formation and public and private securities offerings; and
    • experience working with a broad client base spanning multiple industry sectors that includes domestic and international corporations, private equity sponsors and/or institutional investors, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, emerging companies, etc.;
  • membership in good standing of the Québec bar (membership of the bar of another Canadian common law province is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • excellent judgment.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their application in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruiting and Diversity, at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown.

Sociétaire, droit des sociétés, junior ou intermédiaire (Montréal)

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE

Nous cherchons un avocat en droit des sociétés, de niveau junior ou intermédiaire, pour notre bureau de Montréal en pleine croissance. Dans la cadre de ses fonctions, le candidat retenu travaillera étroitement avec les avocats en droit des sociétés à Montréal et dans nos autres bureaux afin de réaliser des mandats dynamiques et stimulants pour la clientèle diversifiée de Torys. Le candidat retenu démontrera une attitude positive, une affinité exceptionnelle pour le service à la clientèle et un sens aigu de l’éthique professionnelle. Il devra posséder d’excellentes références.

PROFIL RECHERCHÉ

Expérience et compétences du candidat idéal :

  • Expérience professionnelle – au moins de 2 à 4 années de pratique dans un cabinet juridique canadien d’envergure ou il aura été notamment exposé aux types de mandats  suivants :
    • transactions générales en droit des sociétés / commerciales;
    • transactions diverses touchant le capital d’investissement privé et le capital de risque, opérations de fusions et acquisitions de sociétés publiques et privées, la mise en place de fonds de capital-investissement, le financement bancaire, ainsi que les placements de titres de sociétés ouvertes et fermées;
    • dossiers touchant une clientèle diversifiée issue de multiples secteurs d’activité, notamment des sociétés canadiennes et internationales, des gestionnaires de fonds privés et (ou) des investisseurs institutionnels, des institutions financières, des entités gouvernementales, des sociétés publiques, des entreprises émergentes, etc.
  • Membre en règle du Barreau du Québec (l’inscription au Barreau d’une province de common law est un atout, sans constituer une exigence);
  • Excellentes aptitudes de communication orale et écrite, en français et en anglais;
  • Solides compétences analytiques, techniques, juridiques et en rédaction;
  • Compétences organisationnelles exceptionnelles et souci du détail;
  • Grand sens du professionnalisme, fortes aptitudes pour les relations interpersonnelles et volonté de collaborer avec les collègues et le personnel des clients;
  • Capacité de travailler tant de manière indépendante qu’en équipe pour établir la priorité des tâches et pour respecter les échéances dans un milieu en évolution rapide;
  • Personnalité s’adaptant aisément à l’ambiguïté et au changement, notamment aux priorités changeantes et aux calendriers évolutifs;
  • Aptitude à travailler selon un horaire souple pour répondre aux besoins de la clientèle;
  • Excellent jugement.

POSER VOTRE CANDIDATURE

Nous invitons les candidates et les candidats intéressés à transmettre leur candidature en toute confidentialité à Georgia Brown, chef du recrutement des professionnels juridiques et de la diversité, par courriel : gbrown@torys.com.

Cliquez ici pour présenter votre candidature en ligne.

Nous favorisons un milieu de travail inclusif et accessible, et nous nous engageons à offrir notre soutien aux candidats et aux membres du cabinet en situation de handicap. Si vous nécessitez des mesures d’aménagement à toute étape du processus de recrutement, veuillez contacter Georgia Brown.

Junior to Mid-Level Corporate Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a junior to mid-level corporate lawyer to join our growing Montréal office. Working closely with corporate lawyers in Montréal and across our other offices, this role will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging and dynamic work for Torys’ diverse client base. The successful candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 2 – 4 years of practice experience at a top Canadian law firm, with exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions;
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including debt and private equity deals, public and private M&A matters, fund formation and public and private securities offerings; and
    • experience working with a broad client base spanning multiple industry sectors that includes domestic and international corporations, private equity sponsors and/or institutional investors, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, emerging companies, etc.;
  • membership in good standing of the Québec bar (membership of the bar of another Canadian common law province is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • excellent judgment.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their application in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruiting and Diversity, at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown.

Sociétaire en droit commercial (Montréal)

DÉTAILS DU POSTE

Torys est à la recherche d’un sociétaire en droit commercial pour se joindre à notre bureau de Montréal, où il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec les avocats des autres bureaux spécialisés en droit commercial, incluant le groupe œuvrant dans le domaine des institutions financières. Le candidat retenu profitera d’opportunités de travail stimulant dans le domaine du droit de la protection du consommateur et dans le cadre de tout autre dossier en droit commercial. Le candidat idéal fera preuve d’un sens aigu du service à la clientèle, de fortes aptitudes organisationnelles et de gestion du temps, de même qu’un haut niveau de souci du détail. Torys demeure ouvert aux demandes de modalités de travail flexibles.

COMPÉTENCES, APTITUDES ET EXPÉRIENCE

Le candidat idéal aura les attributs suivants:

  • un minimum de 2 à 5 ans d’expérience en droit commercial au sein d’un grand cabinet d’avocats,
  • membre en règle du Barreau du Québec,
  • membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario ou de toute autre province canadienne de common law,
  • fortes habiletés de communication en français et en anglais, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit,
  • fortes habiletés techniques, juridiques, analytiques et de rédaction,
  • aptitudes organisationnelles et souci du détail de niveau supérieur,
  • un haut niveau de professionnalisme, de fortes habiletés interpersonnelles et la volonté de collaborer avec ses collègues et ses clients,
  • la capacité de travailler de manière autonome et au sein d’une équipe afin de prioriser les tâches et respecter les échéances, tout en travaillant dans un milieu dynamique,
  • la capacité de s’adapter avec aisance aux situations pourvues d’ambiguïtés et de changements, incluant les priorités et les échéanciers changeants,
  • La capacité de travailler des heures flexibles si nécessaire afin de combler les besoins des clients.

DEMANDES D’EMPLOI

Les candidats intéressés doivent soumettre leur CV à Kimberly Sheldrake-Head au ksheldrake@torys.com.

Cliquez ici pour télécharger en PDF.

Chez Torys, nous sommes déterminés à favoriser la diversité dans le cadre du recrutement, de la rétention et de l’avancement de nos professionnels. Nous croyons que la diversité, que ce soit en ce qui a trait à la culture, au milieu, aux expériences ou aux perspectives, joue un rôle primordial dans l’amélioration de la qualité de notre travail et de nos vies. Nous nous engageons à promouvoir et à créer un environnement de travail inclusif et accessible à tous. Les candidats atteints d’une incapacité ou d’un handicap auront accès à tous les accommodements nécessaires. Si vous souhaitez bénéficier de mesures d’accommodement lors du processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Gestionnaire sénior, Ressources professionnelles.

Le genre masculin est utilisé dans ce document sans aucune discrimination et dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

Commercial Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a commercial lawyer to join our Montreal office. Working closely with the commercial lawyers in our other offices, including our Financial Institutions group, this role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in consumer protection and other commercial matters. The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail. We would be open to flexible work arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least two to five years of commercial experience at a top law firm;
  • membership in good standing of the Quebec bar;
  • membership in good standing in Ontario or in another Canadian common law province;
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines; and
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Japanese Language Proficiency) (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate with strong Japanese language skills to join our top-ranked Corporate group. Our clients include major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of complex and innovative transactions, both public and private, for organizations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of corporate experience at a major Canadian or international law firm. In particular, we are seeking a lawyer with significant experience working on a variety of transactions, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate/commercial matters. The candidate must be fully proficient in Japanese language (oral and written).

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with a U.S. state bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let Georgia know.

Senior Manager, Legal Support (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Manager, Legal Support is responsible for the effective delivery of legal support services provided to the Toronto legal professionals.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Attraction, Retention & Development

  • Working closely with Human Resources, participate in recruiting all legal support positions. Interview candidates to assess fit and suitability and make all final hiring decisions. Work closely with Human Resources, Learning & Development, and the Floor/Off Hours Leaders to successfully onboard and integrate new hires into the firm.
  • Work with the Floor/Off Hours Leaders to assess the skills and capabilities of the legal support team on an ongoing basis to determine any training and development needs. Partner with the Learning & Development team to create development plans including internal and external training as appropriate.
  • Identify the career aspirations for all assistants and seek out opportunities to utilize strengths to promote engagement and career development opportunities.

Service Standards and Performance Management

  • Work with the Director, Human Resources to continuously assess and evolve the legal support model to meet the changing needs of the legal professionals and the firm overall. Work closely with the Floor Leaders to understand the individual support requirements of each legal professional and incorporate these requirements into the service level standards for their legal support.
  • Oversee the performance review process for all legal support. Provide guidance to Floor/Off Hours Leaders in the collection of performance feedback from legal professionals and assist with the drafting of performance review messages for legal support team. Working with the Floor/Off Hours Leaders, calibrate performance and participate in the delivery of review messages.
  • Work closely with Human Resources and Floor/Off Hours Leaders to create action plans to address any performance concerns, as required.
  • Assess current processes, workflow and technology, and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of support provided. Work closely with the Floor/Off Hours Leaders and other departments to advocate for changes and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the day-to-day work productivity of legal support professionals.
  • Maintain awareness and keep abreast of changes in the legal industry to ensure we are keeping pace with industry-specific trends.

Work Allocation, Budgeting & Reporting

  • Work closely with Floor/Off Hours Leaders to manage and assess workload, work distribution, and ratios within their teams; provide guidance and support to address any issues and/or inefficiencies, adjusting the service model as necessary.
  • Develop the annual legal support expense budget and manage expenses within the approved budget limits.  Provide monthly reporting and analysis of key performance metrics such as overtime, utilization, share ratios. Make recommendations for change where needed.

Team Engagement

  • Build strong working relationships with legal professionals, the Floor/Off Hours Leaders, legal support team, and other stakeholders throughout the firm.
  • Working with the Floor/Off Hours Leaders, motivate legal support team to do their best work. Work collaboratively to address obstacles impacting peak performance, and brainstorm to find opportunities to improve the support provided to the legal professionals.
  • Work closely with Human Resources and the Floor/Off Hours Leaders to address any employee relations issues. Deal with interpersonal issues sensitively through open communication and shared problem-solving.
  • Provide direction, coaching, and development support to the Floor/Off Hours Leaders to ensure they are engaged, capable, and meeting the expected service standards.

Other

  • Act as the Business Continuity Coordinator for the legal support team should the firm enact their Business Continuity Plan. Implement, communicate, and coordinate the plan to ensure the continued delivery of legal support services.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma (within Human Resources preferred).
  • 8 to 10 years of experience as a supervisor or manager, preferably within a professional services firm. • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Experience coordinating multiple teams, overseeing projects, and coaching people.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships.
  • Natural ability to establish, lead, and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Track record of challenging the status quo to make things better, improving ways of working, and delivering service in a more efficient and effective way.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Research Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Research Specialist to join our Marketing & Business Development team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing research and business development support to stakeholders (lawyers and administrative members of the firm).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conduct and compile research on clients or prospects from both publicly available information, internal databases and research tools.
  • Execute recurring, ad-hoc and proactive intelligence requests, by researching, interpreting and analyzing recurring intelligence data to create meaningful reports and presentations.
  • Support the Manager, Client Development on initiatives and in the development and execution of client plans for the firm’s key clients, including developing account plans, maintaining client team lists, following up on action plans and relationship mapping.
  • Support the Market Research and Competitive Intelligence Analyst on strategic initiatives and research projects.
  • Provide research support on pitches and proposals.
  • Engage with stakeholders and colleagues, collaborate with relevant functions, and conduct in person interviews to ensure they have the information needed.
  • Support the development and maintenance of the firm’s competitive intelligence database and portal. 
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the firm’s lines of business and service areas, clients and competitors.
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging competitive trends and share learnings/key developments with stakeholders. Document learnings for future reference.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Math, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 5 years of related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proficiency in CapitalIQ/Bloomberg is a must. Knowledge of industry and vertical-specific research databases and tools is preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite; SharePoint experience is an asset.
  • Understanding of the Canadian market landscape, and knowledge of professional services firms is an asset.
  • Functional experience in market and/or competitive intelligence, research and analysis is preferred.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Careful attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills and intellectual curiosity.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, with the ability to break down problems into single and manageable components, as well as complex data sets to parts. A high level of comfort with ambiguity and experience in “connecting the dots” across a number of themes.
  • Must be able to take initiative, be self-motivated and work calmly in fast-paced environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years of experience working in a real estate group at a law firm. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-6 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, commercial leasing and secured financing matters;
  • experience advising the real estate aspects of private and public M&A transactions, public debt financings, renewable energy projects and project financings;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and law transcript to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity and Inclusion at gbrown@torys.com. At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity and Inclusion.

Securities Practice Counsel (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Torys LLP is seeking a securities practice counsel, who will be responsible for:

  • Staying on top of recent developments and trends in capital markets and M&A, and providing timely updates to practitioners;
  • Managing and developing our capital markets and M&A precedents;
  • Providing legal content for our internal and external websites;
  • Authoring publications to clients;
  • Teaching in our corporate CLE program;
  • Participating in seminars for clients;
  • Responding to questions from our lawyers; and
  • Supporting client and business development initiatives.

The successful candidate will report directly to the partners responsible for managing our capital markets and M&A practice groups. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Membership in the New York State Bar Association would be an asset, but is not a requirement, for this role.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 6 years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm and/or a relevant in house legal role;
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic attitude;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills;
  • An ability to work independently and diplomatically;
  • Excellent time management skills, an ability to prioritize, and a strong work ethic;
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources;
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style;
  • A desire to develop an understanding of the firm and its information and knowledge sharing needs;
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and willingness to develop new technology proficiencies; and
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a résumé, cover letter and academic transcripts to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity at gbrown@torys.com.

To apply online, click here.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

    • drafting and reviewing standard closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
    • negotiating and finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
    • conducting and reviewing complex searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
    • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
    • completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
    • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
    • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Funds Associate (Toronto or Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our highly-ranked private equity fund formation and fund investment practice group. This group advises both fund sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds and co-investment transactions. It also advises fund sponsors on fund formation spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, infrastructure and secondary funds as well as formation of segregated accounts and sole mandates. The associate could be based in either our Toronto or Montréal office, but would work closely with our entire fund formation and fund investment practice group which is fully integrated across multiple offices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practice experience working on private equity fund formations and/or investments in private equity funds at a major Canadian law firm. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with practice specialists in a large firm environment and should be comfortable servicing clients across a wide range of industries.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or the Québec bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity in Toronto.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity in Montréal.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let Georgia know.

Mid-Level Lending Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level lending associate to join our growing practice. Our lending team is recognized by our clients and peers for its experience, innovative but practical approach and cross-border capabilities. We are proud of our reputation as being deal facilitators. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers, allowing us to understand both sides of the issues at play. Our team acts on a wide range of banking and debt financing matters, including: bank financings (both bilateral and syndicated), asset-based loan transactions, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and structured loan products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 4 – 6 years of practice experience;
  • Admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings and/or private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
  • Broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • Good judgement.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Corporate Associate, Projects (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level to senior corporate associate to join our thriving projects team. This associate will have the opportunity to work on an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients to plan, procure, build and finance major capital projects across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate. This associate will advise a wide range of dynamic clients, including sponsors, lenders, public authorities and contractors on innovative projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. The work will include commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating credit facilities and other financing agreements, concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • between 2 - 6 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale capital projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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